Battle of the Sexes: Female vs. Male Winemakers

Battle of the Sexes: Female vs. Male Winemakers
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, June 25, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2007 Rivetto Barbaresco Ce Vanin – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco Sour cherry on the nose, plus cedar and spice underneath, and a hint of perfume and rose petals at the end. Very fruit on the palate, but with a nice earth backbone. The finish was all flowers and perfume. (90 Points)

2007 Selby Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County – USA, California, Sonoma County Tobacco and cherry on the nose, with all spice and cinnamon in the middle, and some black raspberry at the end. The palate is rich with dark fruit. The earth flavors come on in the middle and it finishes with lots of spice. (90 Points)

2007 Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford Rich dark fruit on the nose, with spice and earth flavors behind. Dark and creamy on the palate, this wine is very big. Dark fruit, lots of oak, and some spice. (89 Points)

2007 Kathryn Kennedy Cabernet Sauvignon Small Lot – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains Rich and creamy on the nose, with lots of dark fruit, a little spice. Much the same on the palate. It’s tasty, but one dimensional. (88 Points)

2009 Tres Sabores Sauvignon Blanc Farina Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain Floral and spicy on the nose, with nice hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Rich and creamy on the palate, the spicy and floral tones are surrounded by nice citrus fruit. (87 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2007 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas The nose has loads of mushroom and mint, mixed with espresso and olives. There’s a bit of dark fruit at the end, but the nose is all earth flavors. The palate is much like the nose. All earth flavors with just a touch of fruit. I like it. (93 Points)

2007 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Minerals and dark fruit on the nose, with forest floor and cinnamon in the middle, and some sour cherry at the end. Tart cherry on the palate, with earthy and spice behind, and a pleasant dark fruit finish. (90 Points)

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